Robert Eggers on Creative Work in a Non-Religious World

I'm ruminating on this fascinating (and to me, wholly unexpected) observation from Robert Eggers on his latest movie 'The Northman': "This sounds super uber-precious, but I think it's hard to do this kind of creative work [directing] in a modern secular society because it becomes all about your ego and yourself. And I am envious — this is the horrible part — I'm envious of medieval craftsmen who are doing the work for God."